Be Attentive

Be Attentive

The car or bus will drop you at your Muallim’s place. You should at once go to Masjid-e-Haram for paying your respects to the House of Ka’aba and perform the Tawaf of Umrah. If you are not with Wazu, you should perform it, for it is necessary for Tawaf.

It will be better for you to go to Masjid-e-Haram with such a person who is well-versed with the regulations of the Haj and Umrah and knows its correct performance (i.e. who has performed them before), do the Tawaf and Sa’ee under his guidance. If Muallim or his representative accompanies you and he tells you about the proper way of performing these rites then perform the Tawaf and Sa’ee under his guidance.

When you enter the Grand Mosque say Bismillah with full reverence of the heart and enter it with your right foot first and recite the same prayer which is recited at the time of entry into any mosque.

‘Allahumma-ghfirli zanoobi waf-tahli Abwaba rahmatika.

“O, Allah! Forgive me my sins and open the doors of Thy Mercy for me.”

Or recite this du’a

“Bismillahe was salato was salamo Ala Rasulillahe Rabbiq firli Zanobi Waftahli Abwaba Rahmateka.

On entering the Mosque recite the following prayers as you catch the first glimpse of the House of Ka’aba: First, say ‘Allah-o-Akbar’ (3 times). Then recite Kalima and Darud Sharif. Then recite this du’a

“Allahummazid Hazel Betash Sharifan wa Ta’ziman wa takriman wa Mahaajatan wa Zid Man Sharrafe wa Karramho leman Hajja Ave Tama rehotasharifan wa Takriman wa Taazi man wa birran. Allahumma Antas Salamo wa Minkas Salam. Fahiyyena Rabbana Bis Salam.”

“O, Allah! Magnify this holy and blessed House and add to its glory and elevate in rank those of Thy worshippers who come here to perform the Haj and Umrah, show due to reverence to this House and bestow on them its special blessings. O Allah of the House Ka’aba! Take me in Thy protection against all the adversities and evil fortune of this world and hereafter.

Other prayers (established by the practice of the sacred Prophet) also can be addressed to Allah at this time.

For instance.

Auze berabbil baithe minaddine wal faqre was minal zaqessadre wa Aza balqabre.

This is a special occasion for the acceptance of prayers. You may also make petitions to Allah in your own mother tongue.

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